Climate

Japan Government Panel To Debate Climate Proposals
May 15, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japan's key economic panel will discuss private-sector proposals on tackling climate change on Tuesday but will not make them public because of the topic's sensitivity ahead of next month's G8 summit, Economics Minister Hiroko Ota said on Tuesday.

Slowing Deforestation Key to Climate Fight, Experts Say
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Even slowing the amount of clearing of tropical forests could significantly cut the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, international experts say in a new study.

U.N. Climate Expert Hopeful on Environment Policies
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Laura MacInnis, Reuters

Growing public concern at global warming could help put pressure on governments to cut heat-trapping carbon emissions, the top U.N. climate change expert said on Monday.

Bush Reveals New Pollution Regulations Designed To Find Way in 18 Months To Curb Emissions
May 14, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Loven, Associated Press

President George W. Bush responded to a Supreme Court environmental ruling by ordering his administration on Monday to find a way to begin regulating harmful vehicle emissions by the end of his presidency.

NASA Study Says Eastern U.S. To Get Hotter
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Future eastern United States summers look much hotter than originally predicted with daily highs about 10 degrees warmer than in recent years by the mid-2080s, a new NASA study says.

Japan Moves To Cut Air Pollution in Big Cities
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Japan's parliament approved legislation Friday to cut vehicle pollution around hotels, theaters and offices in major cities by requiring builders to project air pollutant emissions and submit plans for their reduction.

Climate Change Casts Shadow Over World Agriculture
May 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Christine Stebbins, Reuters

Global climate change will drastically reshape grain, oilseed and other crop production, but exactly how that will happen remains unclear.

Climate Change Issue Heats Capitol Hill
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Global warming was impossible to avoid on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with a trio of hearings on the consequences or cures for climate change and another on the related question of endangered wildlife.

China Says It Will Automate Monitoring of Big Polluters
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

China plans to set up an automated system to monitor big polluters by 2008, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, underscoring government efforts to clean up the country's dirty air and water.

Climate Change Threatens California Water Supply
May 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Leonard Anderson, Reuters

California's tallest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, may lose nearly all its snowpack by the end of the century, threatening a water crisis in the nation's most populous state, a leading scientist and Nobel laureate said.

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